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Endangered Pangolin. The only mammal with scales! Animals, Creatures, and Beasts. Wild Kingdom

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A Pangolin. Many types of Pangolin are threatened or near threatened. They are hunted and eaten in parts of Africa, and are a popular type of bush meat. They are also in great demand in China because their meat is considered a delicacy and some Chinese believe pangolin scales have medicinal qualities. Pangolin are illegally trafficked for food and folk medicine. Hunting and deforestation has led to a large decrease in the numbers of pangolins.

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#Pangolin Carries Baby On Its Back, Hearts Melt (PHOTOS)—Learn more about the weird & wonderful pangolin:

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A beautifully rare animal found in the African bush, the pangolin is covered in scale-like armor. Taken on Karongwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa

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This is the African Pangolin (still alive today). Its front claws are too big to walk on and are used primarily for digging for insects. It looks like a dinosaur!!

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Behold the incredible cuteness of this newborn pangolin (aka scaly anteater) at the Taipei Zoo. Video below. More details at Laughing Squid.

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Animal photos of the week: 27 September 2013

An 11 month old baby pangolin in Namibia. Little is known about the shy, endangered species.

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